McFadden, John David (2008)

Obituary of John David McFadden ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

John David McFadden, age 86 of Marion passed away on Saturday November 22, 2008 at The McDowell Hospital. A native of Bedford, Indiana, John was born on November 13, 1922 to the late James Ernest and Mary Leona Gretzer McFadden. Mr. McFadden was a member of Story Memorial Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and Church Treasurer. He retired as a Postal Clerk from The US Postal Service. In addition to his mother and father he was preceded in death by a grandson Jared McFadden and a son-in-law Eugene Hogan.

Surviving is his wife of 65 years Margaret Elliott McFadden of the home. Five children: Rose Mary Blankenship and husband Jerry of Monroe, VA, Susan Condrey and husband Jim of Glenwood, John Elliott McFadden and wife Rhonda of Marion, Angie Collier and husband Jeff of Marion and Barbara Fensterer and husband Bill of Nebo; a sister Ruth Wright of Chiefland, FL; nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday November 25, at 10:00 AM at Story Memorial Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bill Dages officiating. The family received friends on Monday November 24, from 4:00-7:00 PM at Westmoreland Funeral Home.

Interment was in McDowell Memorial Park. The US Air Force provided military honors.

In lieu of flowers memorials should be made to the W.P. Elliott, Sr. Scholarship Fund Story Memorial Presbyterian Church 174 Shady Lane Marion, NC 28752.

Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. An online register is available under OBITUARIES at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday November 26, 2008 Volume 14 # 47